Eastleach has a long and proud tradition of providing the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (BCP) Morning Service at 11am on most Sundays. The service is loved for its heritage and the beauty of its historical language, but it is acknowledged that it may not be of universal appeal, particularly to younger worshippers.

During the year, there are several well-attended special services at both of our churches, including Remembrance Sunday, Harvest Festival, a Village Thanksgiving, the Bouthrop candle-lit Carol Service, the Keble Evensong and occasionally a pets’ service.

Whilst mindful and respectful of our long tradition with the BCP, we’re conscious that the range of services may not be providing regular worship opportunities for families with children – some of whom travel outside the CHEQS parishes in search of more family friendly services.

As we approach Advent and Christmas, we invite anyone to let us know if there is a demand for other forms of regular services at Eastleach, in addition to those already on offer. We want to support and encourage greater attendance and generational succession for our great and historic places of worship – if there is a demand.

Please let me have your views. by 31st December.

Best wishes. Tim Lawson, on behalf of Eastleach PCC – timglawson@me.com

Taken from CHEQS magazine.